rederic (2896) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, bottling in december 2011, 10,4%. Dark ruby-mahogany color, with a bubbly beige head, with a yeasty, dark fruit, fruitcake nose, with some prune juice, dried raisin, date, pum, fig, date squares, raisin pie notes, with some candi sugar, biscuity, toasted, caramel, bread malt, toffee, english pudding, port phenolic, faint spicy accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, yeasty, fruitcake, dark bitter chocolate, dark dried burnt raisin, fig, date, fruity ripe apple, apple sauce character, with some sweet grainy toasted, caramelized, biscuity, roasted malty, brown sugar, phenolic port wine liquor, woody oak barrel flavours, with a chocolate cake, faint coffee, burnt chocolate bran muffin, raisin pie, sponge toffee backbone, leading towards a warming,, yeasty, fruitcake, dried raisin, date, fig fruitiness, chocolatey, brown sugar, mild prt wine liquotrish, alcoholic finish.
Ontbeertaster (2306) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a dark brown, smell of wood and spice, taste is a woody kind of bourbon, with a molasassy taste, heavy mouth feel, overall pretty good
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown / copper color, silky tan lace. Dark molasses & black licorice, tobacco, leather, Belgian candi sugar, oaky, plum. Much in the nose, rest spills over onto the palate. Spices are subdued but not absent. Interesting.
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split a bottle. Poured a relatively clear, but slightly hazy copper color with a pretty decent sized off-white head. Aroma is some light yeast, vanilla and wood notes round out a lot of the harshness. Dried fruits are in both the flavor and the aroma, some light roast. Very smooth for the largeness of this particular brew.
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBSG. From notes. Roasty oak with a good dose of vanilla. Another kickass brew.
RABinCO (1139) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, I think 2012. Pours deep ruddy amber. Thick off white head. Big roasty woody aroma. Hints of fruit. Taste is roast, wood, tons of dark fruits. Bit of a slow burn. Dangerously drinkable for such high boost.
BVery (5935) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBSG. Reddish amber pour with a white frothy head. Plum, raisin, somewhat sticky sweet. Very good!
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, from Dilly Deli. Bottled 1/2010. Shared at Natifest 2013. Clear amber brown color. Minimal off-white head. Couple bits of lace, nothing sticks. Oak, some bourbon vanilla. Light carbonation, medium-plus body, a bit thin and watery though. Lightly oaky, caramel malts. Light hint of barrel. Just a bit thin, though. Tart taste, light sweet. Dark interesting beer.
drsordr (986) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Natifest 2013. Pour very dark cola brown. Nose nutty sweet, but also a little funk, tannin or oak. Taste sweet malt, nut and sugar. Not as spicy or bubble gum ester as I like in a Belgian.
AndyReynolds (859) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Natifest. I got brown sugar, oak, sweet malts, and caramel in the aroma. Complex. Very good.